Yuvan Shankar Raja, the sought after music composer with successive hits these days, has scored six numbers for Daas. He comes up with brilliant orchestrations and memorable melodies suggesting that he is still in his form.
1. Yennoda Raasi (Venkat Prabhu)
Music-director Gangai Amaran's son Venkat Prabhu proves that he is not just a good actor alone but also a good singer. In an essentially peppy 'dappanguthu' song. Yuvan Shankar Raja has tried few different sounds. Thanks to Venkat's elegant rendering, the song seems to sail through.
2. Saami Kittay (Hariharan, Shreya Ghoshal)
Shreya Ghosal is like a batsman who is in prime form. Nothing can seem to go wrong with her these days. Though a singer from North India, her pronunciation of the Tamil lyrics deserves a mention. In the company of Hariharan, whose mesmerizing voice suits melodies, she gives her best. A soft song with minimal orchestration, just wafts across like an epiphany on gossamer wings.
3. Nee Enthan (Karthik)
Any music album in Tamil is incomplete these days without a peppy western tune. Though Karthik does give his best, unfortunately a feeling of oft-heard-before cannot be denied.
4. Shaheeba Shaheeba (Hariharan, Sujatha)
Hariharan combines with Sujatha for this westernized slow number. With complex orchestration not suiting the lyrics, the song comes a cropper. But Hari and Sujatha, as is their wont, give their best.
5. Vaa Vaa (Shankar Mahadevan, Mahalakshmi Iyer)
A typical ganaa number sung by energetic Shankar Mahadevan. Alas, the song is a perfect rehash of a famous song that came a few years ago. Not just the tune but also the rhythm and lyrics at few places remind one of the original song. But the energy and vibrancy in the number cannot be disputed.
6. Sakka Podu (Kay Kay, Sadhana Sargam)
A rural song. Sadhana Sargam, with her sheer elegance and ease, adds pep to the number. The thavil and the dollakku are used effectively in the song. The pick of the album, the song starts to flows smoothly right from the word go.